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May is Preservation Month and we want to invite you to attend an Open House on May 20, 2019 at Grace Heritage Center, 817 Main Street. The open house is designed as a come and go event from 4-6pm where you can meet city staff and learn about resources available to you as a property owner. If you are unable to join us at the open house but would like to visit with us, please call us at (512)930-3581, email us at planning@georgetown.org.

Approved Historic District Changes

Changes to the City’s development code related to structures in historic districts were approved on second reading by the City Council at their meeting on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The new rules go into effect on April 24, 2019. A summary of the changes can be found here.

Approved UDC Amendments related to Historic Districts:

Historic Georgetown

Because Georgetown is rich in resources and offers an outstanding quality of life, it continues to attract development that challenges us to seek creative ways of protecting its character.  Preservation of the built environment not only provides a link to the past, but helps maintain the feel and way of life that makes Georgetown so attractive today. 

  • Interactive Map:   Check out our interactive map to see if your property is located on the Historic Resources Survey, in a Historic Overlay District or in a National Register District.

Historic Properties Interactive Map

  • Downtown and Old Town Historic Overlays: Two overlay districts were established by City Council to define areas that have unique development and design standards meant to preserve and retain the historic character of the buildings located within these overlays. The two overlays are the Downtown Overlay District and the Old Town Overlay District, depicted on the maps.

Downtown Overlay Map

Old Town Overlay Map

If you are a prospective applicant within one of our Overlay Districts or have any questions, please contact the Historic and Downtown Planner.